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  • How to save a life
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    How to save a life

    First aid in a collision Picture a scene where a serious head on collision occurs a few meters in front of you. One person has a serious neck wound and is losing blood. The other driver is unconscious and the car looks like it is at risk of catching… more...
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  • Mohammed Noushad from Bakers Transport received one of the high cube dry freight bodies from Tyrone Deyes of Serco.
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Serco increases efficiencies for Bakers Transport…

    Bakers Transport have ordered 20 high cube dry freight bodies from Serco after their prime requirement of increasing volumetric loading space was met. Serco prides itself in ensuring customer satisfaction by going the extra mile to develop practical… more...
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  • AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    AVIS’ approach to budget car rental acquisition

    We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the progress of Avis taking over the Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa. The highlights are as follows: We will manage and operate both the Avis and Budget Brands with… more...
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  • Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp
    Feb 26, 2015 Press Releases

    Bridgestone in commercial tyre revamp

    Bridgestone South Africa has announced changes to its commercial tyre operations. From 2 March 2015, sales and distribution of all new and retreaded truck, bus and earth mover tyres will be spearheaded by a newly-formed company within the… more...
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  • MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    MOBICEL: SMALL BEGINNINGS, BIG FUTURE

    A family run business, barely eight years old, and already Mobicel has become one of the fastest phone and tablet suppliers in South Africa. What began as a leap of faith in 2007 has flourished into a company that’s steadily racking up one… more...
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  • Hino Parow (from left) are Hennie Marx, Franchise Executive; Ashley Karra, Service Manager; Wayne Coetzee, Parts Manager; Wouter Nel, Dealer Principal, and Steven du Plessis, Sales Manager.
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO DEALER OF THE YEAR TITLE GOES TO CAPE FOR…

    The Hino SA Dealer of the Year title has gone to the Cape for the first time with the laurels for 2014 going to Hino Parow. Dealer principal Wouter Nel is justifiably very proud of his team which has broken the stranglehold dealers outside the Cape… more...
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  • Avis Fleet Services positions for growth with Sage ERP X3
    Feb 24, 2015 Press Releases

    Avis Fleet Services positions for growth with…

    Avis Fleet Services, a leader in vehicle leasing and fleet management solutions, has streamlined its day-to-day financial management processes and enhanced the quality of its financial reporting by implementing the Sage ERP X3 financial modules.… more...
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  • LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CAN BE LOW ON SAFETY
    Feb 23, 2015 Blog

    LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CAN BE LOW ON SAFETY

    Hi Folks … Yes – I know it’s Australia – but given our liking of and propensity to purchase ‘bakkies’ it is worth sharing the following information with our readers who are fleet owners. In the first half of 2014, 90 percent of new passenger… more...
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  • Re-instate your AEE certification before 31 August 2015 at a reduced fee
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    Re-instate your AEE certification before 31…

    So you sat through your gruelling Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) training and sweated through your exam… many moons ago. You passed, successfully applied for international Certification as an energy professional with a qualification… more...
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  • We look forward to seeing you at Air Cargo Africa 2015
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    We look forward to seeing you at Air Cargo Africa…

    This conference takes place at Emperors Palace next week, and includes presentations and exhibitions by a host of global and local industry specialists. Come and see us at the Dube TradePort Exhibition Stand 1A. For more information about the event,… more...
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  • Top performing dealers scoop awards at the Iveco Dealership Conference and Gala Dinner
    Feb 23, 2015 Press Releases

    Top performing dealers scoop awards at the Iveco…

    The Iveco Dealership Conference held on the 21st and 22nd of January at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton culminated in a gala dinner recognising the company’s top talent andoutstanding sales performance. More than 30 dealers attended the event, with the… more...
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  • APC Storage Solutions SA enhances automobile parts distribution centre
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    APC Storage Solutions SA enhances automobile…

    APC Storage Solutions SA recently completed a turnkey storage solution installation for a new 7 500 m2 national parts distribution centre to be used by a large Japanese motor vehicle manufacturer in Midrand, Gauteng. The tailored solution had to… more...
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  • First National Battery brings innovation to underground mining
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    First National Battery brings innovation to…

    The South African mining industry is under immense pressure to find innovative and sustainable technological solutions for the challenges posed by the increasing depth of mining operations. “While a number of lighting developments have taken place… more...
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  • BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant
    Feb 19, 2015 Press Releases

    BASF doubles production capacity at its…

    Investment in high-performance milling and decanning equipment drives increased production throughput Allows for higher volumes of scrapped catalytic converter processing and increased efficiency of PGM recovery BASF has completed the installation… more...
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  • Spring bolts for trucks, trailers and buses
    Feb 18, 2015 Press Releases

    Spring bolts for trucks, trailers and buses

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range includes all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
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  • Michael Frans, Head of Business Development: Business Operations Automotive at T-Systems in South Africa
    Feb 18, 2015 Blog

    Centralised data consolidation is key to…

    Information has become essential for improving efficiency and driving competitive edge across all industries. The transport and logistics sector is no exception, and as a result, telematics and transport management systems are increasingly being… more...
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  • BLACK+DECKER sponsors the Grand Build and DIY Theatre at Grand Designs Live
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    BLACK+DECKER sponsors the Grand Build and DIY…

    BLACK+DECKER recently announced a new global brand identity for its consumer branded power tools, outdoor power equipment, and home products. The new identity serves to reposition BLACK+DECKER as a brand for the home. As part of this positioning… more...
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  • Bridging the divide between fleet managers and drivers
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Bridging the divide between fleet managers and…

    The relationship between drivers and fleet managers can often be challenging due to high productivity pressures and a lack of understanding regarding each side’s difficulties. The good news is that many local fleets have managed to overcome these… more...
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  • OPERATORS LOOK TO COST EFFECTIVE CREW TRANSFER METHODS IN LIGHT OF OIL PRICE DROP
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    OPERATORS LOOK TO COST EFFECTIVE CREW TRANSFER…

    With oil prices dropping, budgets in all areas of offshore operations, including crew transfers, are coming under pressure. The question that many operators are currently faced with is: how to cut costs but maintain a strong safety culture? The… more...
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  • Hammarsdale investment to boost tyre recycling in KZN
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Hammarsdale investment to boost tyre recycling in…

    A multi-million rand investment in a rubber crumb manufacturing plant in Hammarsdale will take rubber tyre recycling to a whole new level in KwaZulu-Natal. Dr Mehran Zarrebini, head of British investment group PFE International which owns Van Dyck… more...
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  • Improving Competitiveness of South Africa
    Feb 17, 2015 Press Releases

    Improving Competitiveness of South Africa

    For many sub-Saharan countries, South Africa is often considered the ‘gateway’ to the African continent, and is currently in a strong position with regard to international shipping and trade - both into and from Africa. However, there are a number… more...
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  • (Left-to-Right) Barry MacColl (General Manager - Research, Testing and Development, Eskom), Honourable Naledi Pandor (Minister of the Department of Science and Technology), Dirk de Beer (Ctrack), Prof. Roy Marcus (Chairperson of the Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management)
    Feb 12, 2015 Press Releases

    The 2014 ‘Management of Technology’ Top 100 Award…

    Vehicle tracking, insurance telematics and fleet management solutions company DigiCore, with its Ctrack product range, recently won the Management of Technology Award in the Large Enterprise category at the Technology Top 100 Awards. The gala… more...
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  • Feb 12, 2015 Logistics News

    2015 Fuel Management Conference

    A study has shown that SA's fuel price is ranked 40th on the global league and fleet companies throughout the country are leveraging the benefits of alternative fuels to reduce fuel costs. The Fuel Management Conference which will be held at… more...
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  • New plug and play diagnostic device available from gps tracking solutions
    Feb 10, 2015 Press Releases

    New plug and play diagnostic device available…

    GPS Tracking Solutions, a company in the Eqstra Holdings Group, has introduced a new plug and play diagnostic device which utilises leading edge OBD II communication platform for data gathering. The device can read diagnostic information from the… more...
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  • 2015 off to a flying start, as FAW begins to build its own high-quality truck bodies
    Feb 09, 2015 Logistics News

    2015 off to a flying start, as FAW begins to…

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started the New Year with another milestone added to its already remarkable track record. The truck manufacturer has officially started up its own Body Shop facility, adjacent to the Coega-based Assembly… more...
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  • The rear of one of the trucks fitted with reverse cameras to assist ABI drivers
    Feb 09, 2015 Press Releases

    Reverse cameras assist ABI drivers

    Serco, in co-operation with its telematics partner, Ikhaya Automation, have fitted camera systems to 17 ABI trucks and trailers to assist drivers during reversing. Serco MD Clinton Holcroft said the use of camera’s as reverse aids was becoming… more...
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  • HINO LOOKING FOR INCREASED SALES IN 2015
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    HINO LOOKING FOR INCREASED SALES IN 2015

    Hino South Africa is taking a rather conservative view of the overall truck and bus market in 2015 and is forecasting about 2% growth on the 2014 figure of 31 544 units. However, despite this slow growth prediction for the overall market, Hino Vice… more...
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  • CeMAT teams up with “Empack” and “Label&Print” to offer extended coverage of packaging technology
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    CeMAT teams up with “Empack” and “Label&Print” to…

    – Deutsche MesseAG in new joint venture with Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH Hannover. With the incorporation of the two trade shows “Empack” and “Label&Print”, Deutsche Messe AG now offers more comprehensive coverage of packaging systems at CeMAT 2016.… more...
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  • Oliver Facey, Vice President of Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Feb 03, 2015 Press Releases

    DHL’s unusual deliveries in 2014

    From an East Africa based client’s weekly request for the delivery of a curry from his favorite local restaurant in Europe to a delivery that enabled a gold medal for a South African athlete During 2014, DHL Express (http://www.dpdhl.com) not only… more...
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  • Tough year ahead for fleet managers, but there's good news too
    Jan 29, 2015 Press Releases

    Tough year ahead for fleet managers, but there's…

    Heavy economic storm clouds lie ahead for the South African fleet industry in the coming year, but the good news is that many local fleet operators have not yet begun to fully utilise the modern tools and technologies that can help them to weather… more...
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  • QIC LOC asset management device
    Jan 27, 2015 Press Releases

    Monitor all assets in transit discretely and…

    As an increasing amount of merchandise is transported across the country, the risk of truck hijackings increases too. Fleet managers can combat this scourge with an innovative cargo tracking device available through QCIC. The QIC-LOC asset… more...
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  • Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa
    Jan 27, 2015 Press Releases

    DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa wins a record…

    61 external awards won across Sub Saharan Africa region, an increase of 178% from 2013 CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 26, 2015/ -- DHL Express (http://www.dpdhl.com), the world’s leading international express services provider, has won a record… more...
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  • ISUZU TRUCK SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES A REALISTIC OUTLOOK FOR 2015
    Jan 23, 2015 Press Releases

    ISUZU TRUCK SOUTH AFRICA PROVIDES A REALISTIC…

    22 January 2015 – Having come out of an extremely tough 2014, Isuzu Trucks South Africa is geared up to face what is seemingly a more turbulent 2015. This was the overriding sentiment at the annual State of the Business update that was addressed by… more...
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  • A First for FAW as it kicks off 2015
    Jan 22, 2015 Press Releases

    A First for FAW as it kicks off 2015

    FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd has started the New Year with another “First”. A mere six months after opening its plant in Coega to assemble FAW trucks locally, the company has dispatched its first 5 export units to the FAW dealership in… more...
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  • Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014

    Deliveries above previous year level after eleven months Efforts in all regions offset for partly challenging market conditions Strong position in key markets expanded Technological leadership substantiated with autonomously driving Future Truck… more...
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  • Rory Schulz, new managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    NEW MD FOR UD TRUCKS

    The Volvo Group Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Rory Schulz as the managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa. This permanent appointment became effective on 1 January 2015. Schulz has been with UD Trucks since 1991,… more...
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  • The changing face of the South African Automotive industry
    Jan 12, 2015 Press Releases

    The changing face of the South African Automotive…

    08 January 2014, Johannesburg – Sales in the automotive sector had a difficult year in 2014. After scaling to their third highest ever number in 2013, 2014 was more subdued and year-on-year domestic sales figures declined slightly by 0.7%*. The… more...
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  • DT Spare Parts defies the desert
    Dec 23, 2014 Press Releases

    DT Spare Parts defies the desert

    The brand supports partners in the Dakar Rally DT Spare Parts will be in at the start of the toughest desert rally in the world. When, in January 2015, the starting signal for the Dakar Rally is given, the brand will be supporting the Dutch… more...
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  • Beginning 2015 Hermann Beck will be the new Senior Executive Vice President of the ZF Division Industrial Technology and the major location Passau/Thyrnau.
    Dec 19, 2014 Press Releases

    ZF Management changes

    Hermann Beck succeeds Dr. Franz Kleiner With effect from January 2015, Hermann Beck, formerly Executive Vice President of the ZF business unit Off-Highway Systems, will succeed Dr. Franz Kleiner in his position as Senior Executive Vice President of… more...
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  • A global culture of sustainability
    Dec 18, 2014 Press Releases

    A global culture of sustainability

    GROHE believes in resource efficiency and social responsibility Sustainability at GROHE is a reflection of experience and expertise accumulated over many decades. Today the concept of sustainability is integral to all of the company’s processes and… more...
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  • Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Tensioner pulleys for trucks and buses

    As a leading product brand in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) for commercial vehicles, DT Spare Parts offers a complete range for trucks, trailers and buses. The range encompasses all required spare parts in guaranteed quality, including all… more...
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  • Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM Credit Executive of the Year Awards
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Ctrack’s Senior Manager receives honours at ICM…

    Landi Young, a Senior Credit Manager at vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company Ctrack, came second in the Institute of Credit Management’s (ICM) Credit Executive of the Year Awards. The award was presented at a prestigious gala… more...
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  • Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa
    Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

    Enhance your customers’ experience this joyous…

    Tips to ensure consistent service quality during the holiday season The traditional mad holiday rush is upon us and businesses - especially those in retail – need to ensure that a high level of service delivery is maintained and that they are geared… more...
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  • UD Gemba Challenge Winners, BB Truck & Tractor Polokwane, proudly receives their award.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    SA team wins international UD trucks aftermarket…

    A team from South Africa has won the first international UD Trucks Gemba Challenge Aftermarket competition in Japan. BB Truck and Tractor Polokwane took top honours out of 185 competing teams worldwide to become the 2014 UD Trucks Gemba Challenge… more...
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  • Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers in collaboration with Bidfreight Port Operations (BPO) launched the world’s first ever customised simulator training crane for stevedores. Afri-Coast Engineers, Darryl Jarvis and JP Mulder celebrated the launch with Carl Jurgens and Jimmy Prinsloo, BPO regional manager.
    Dec 11, 2014 Press Releases

    Afri-Coast at cutting edge of crane training…

    In a global first, Port Elizabeth-based engineering firm, Afri-Coast Engineers have pioneered the world’s first ever training crane for on-board ships, launched last week in the city’s harbour. Afri-Coast, collaborating with their client, Bidfreight… more...
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  • Growth still on the cards for SA truck market
    Dec 10, 2014 Press Releases

    Growth still on the cards for SA truck market

    The South African truck sales, coming from a very strong performance in October, were 5.15% down to 2 744 units in November. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa… more...
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  • CNH Industrial hosts
    Dec 03, 2014 Press Releases

    CNH Industrial hosts "Born in South Africa"event…

    The company invited local media, dignitaries, customers and dealers for an inaugural event series at the new Iveco South Africa Works facility. Basildon, November 24, 2014CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) held its first event series at the… more...
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  • The MAN Team congratulates Hatfield Truck & Bus from Left Max Heller (Financial Director), Geoff du Plessis (Managing Director), Philip Kalil-Zackey (Head of Bus Sales) and Tiago Dias (Head of National Accounts – Bus)
    Nov 27, 2014 Press Releases

    Hatfield Truck & Bus and MAN open world-class…

    On November 21, 2014, leading passenger car and commercial vehicle retailer, Hatfield Group, officially opened its new dedicated MAN truck and bus dealership situated on the N4 highway, a few kilometres east of its Hatfield dealership. The… more...
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  • FAW exponentially expands retail and aftermarket representation
    Nov 21, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW exponentially expands retail and aftermarket…

    From a single franchise point to 36 FAW representatives countrywide in just 20 years From humble beginnings in terms of a very small dealer footprint, the FAW retail and service network has grown exponentially over the past 20 years. Following the… more...
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  • Gearshift cables for trucks
    Nov 19, 2014 Press Releases

    Gearshift cables for trucks

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range contains all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
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  • Ceremonial MAN key handed over from Left  Geoff du Plessis, Managing Director of MAN, Key Accounts Manager Warren Atkinson hands over the MAN key  to Christo Theron , Managing Director of Imperial Cargo with Sally Rutter, Head of Key Accounts (MAN) and Dave van Graan, Head of Truck Sales (MAN)
    Nov 19, 2014 Press Releases

    Imperial Cargo adds 60 MAN long-haul trucks to…

    Imperial Cargo, a division of JSE-listed Imperial Group, has procured 60 MAN TGS 26.440 truck-tractors to service its line-haul operations in southern Africa. The new vehicles will join the 44 MAN TGS 26.440 units currently operating in the Imperial… more...
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  • MiX Telematics acquires Compass FM to extend value-added fleet management offerings  in South Africa
    Nov 17, 2014 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics acquires Compass FM to extend…

    MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced last week during its half-year earnings call, the acquisition of Compass FM, their largest value-added reseller in Southern Africa. “Compass FM has… more...
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  • Ceremonial MAN key handed over from Left  Geoff du Plessis, Managing Director of MAN  to Nora Fakude, Executive Chairperson of Buscor, Minister of Transport , Honourable Ms Dipuo Peters, MS Dikeledi Nhlengethwa , MEC for Public Works & Transport and Kgosi Mokoena.
    Nov 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Buscor adds 12 new MAN bi-articulated buses to…

    On October 15, 2014, Mpumalanga’s premier commuter bus service, Buscor, will take delivery of 12 new 27 metre-long bi-articulated bustrains to add to its existing fleet of ten MAN abnormal-length bi-articulated buses. The deployment of the new… more...
    Editor 142
  • UD Trucks Quon
    Nov 05, 2014 Press Releases

    TRUCK MARKET SET TO END 2014 IN THE BLACK

    With 2014 racing towards its conclusion, trucks sales remained solid during October, recording a gutsy 4.7% month-on-month growth to record 2 876 sales. According to the latest combined results released by the National Association of Automobile… more...
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  • Oct 31, 2014 Logistics News

    Is change disruptive if we embrace it?

    We've heard it all before. Change is the only constant. The only way to remain relevant today, is to innovate for tomorrow. While it's widely acknowledged that the rate and speed of change will continue to increase, important questions remain. How… more...
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  • FAG spherical roller bearings engineered for extremely heavy loads
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    Bearings International’s Premium Brands -…

    Bearings International leads southern African industry in the supply of premium brand products for optimised equipment reliability that enables customers to move their businesses forward through increased uptime and lowest cost of ownership.… more...
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  • UD Trucks staff celebrated the end of a legendary range at the company’s assembly plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria.
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    A Legend for a Legendary Cause

    UD Trucks Southern Africa's head office and GTO assembly plant in Rosslyn, recently bid a bittersweet farewell to the company's legendary MCV range. The last of the U41 range, a UD 40, left the assembly line after more than 13 000 units of the range… more...
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  • Honourable Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters with the Volkswagen winning team and Savrala representatives.jpg
    Oct 30, 2014 Press Releases

    Rental and leasing companies announce Volkswagen…

    Volkswagen has been announced as the best motor manufacturer in rental and leasing by the members of SAVRALA (South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) for the fifth consecutive year. The announcement was made at the SAVRALA's annual… more...
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  • Oct 24, 2014 Press Releases

    Eqstra gives pedestrians something to think about

    The 3rd Think Pedestrian Golf Day, sponsored by Eqstra Fleet Management and Amasondo Fleet Services, was held at the Serengeti Golf Estate on 21 October 2014. An amount of R505 500 was raised and handed over to the Think Pedestrian Campaign to… more...
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  • Portland Holdings holds its FAW truck fleet to the same business promise – Strong and Honest
    Oct 23, 2014 Press Releases

    Portland Holdings holds its FAW truck fleet to…

    Nico Heyns, Managing Director of Portland Holdings, owner of Portland Readymix, is a businessman who has strong convictions about the right way to do business – without compromising on solid beliefs and ideals. While the business today primarily… more...
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  • New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, sets new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for most wheat harvested within eight hours by a combine The CR10.90 combine harvester from New Holland Agriculture, a world class manufacturer of agricultural machinery, has achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for most wheat harvested within eight hours. The machine, the world’s most powerful at 653 horsepower, harvested 797.656 tonnes of wheat in just eight hours.
    Oct 17, 2014 Press Releases

    New Holland Agriculture sets new GUINNESS WORLD…

    Basildon, October 15, 2014 - A wheat field in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom set the scene for New Holland Agriculture, a brand of CNH Industrial, to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. This latest record was achieved using a CR10.90 combine… more...
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  • The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association strive for improved safety during transportation of dangerous goods
    Oct 17, 2014 Press Releases

    The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association…

    The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association regrets the multi-vehicle accident involving a petrol tanker on the N12 East near Voortrekker Road in Alberton on Tuesday morning, 14 October 2014. The high risks associated with transporting dangerous… more...
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  • At its location Kiel, Voith combines the overhaul of a locomotive with the repair of an accidental damage
    Oct 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Voith Service for Rail Vehicles: Independent,…

    Under the heading "Systems Service" Voith will in future offer a comprehensive maintenance program for components and rail vehicles at its location in Kiel, Germany. The modern services cover a broad spectrum: from overhauls and repairs of… more...
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  • Smart energy efficiency project, Smarter Automotive industry
    Oct 13, 2014 Press Releases

    Smart energy efficiency project, Smarter…

    With massive international pressure on the industry, the South African automotive market is being squeezed to optimise their systems to supply consumers in a more cost-effective manner. Energy Efficiency through transforming industrial energy usage… more...
    Editor 116
  • FAW tipper fleet keeps Ross Demolition’s 116-year success story on track
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    FAW tipper fleet keeps Ross Demolition’s 116-year…

    ‘Survival of the fittest through business acumen, keeping your promises and a resilient attitude manifested by every employee– that’s the recipe for success.’ This is the message from a company that has been going strong for 116 years. Ross… more...
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  • PMSA sales and marketing manager Quintin Booysen
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    21st century technology improves quality control…

    A first-of-its-kind moisture measurement system that combines Bluetooth, GSM, Windows, smart phone and microwave technology is now exclusively available in the local market through Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) – the largest supplier of a complete… more...
    Editor 144
  • IMPERIAL recognised for industry-leading employment practices
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    IMPERIAL recognised for industry-leading…

    Leading mobility and transport company IMPERIAL has been recognised as an industry leader by the global Top Employers Institute for its exceptional human resources practices and procedures in the automotive, transport and logistics sector. The… more...
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  • Do not be blinded by the price tag when buying vehicles for your fleet
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Do not be blinded by the price tag when buying…

    The most common mistake that businesses make when buying vehicles for their fleet is to give too much weight to the purchase price. Vehicles with the lowest price tag on the showroom floor can easily turn out to be the most expensive choice for… more...
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  • Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures with lighting retrofit
    Oct 07, 2014 Press Releases

    Meadow Feeds embarks towards greener pastures…

    Meadow Feeds has embarked on a journey to remain a globally competitive animal feed company by implementing greener business practices that not only make financial business sense, but most importantly considers the environmental impact. The first… more...
    Editor 164
  • SA truck sales still show year-on-year growth
    Oct 04, 2014 Press Releases

    SA truck sales still show year-on-year growth

    The South African truck market has continued to show resilience against the backdrop of low economic growth, interest rates hikes and inflationary pressures. Although the total sales for September have shown a slight 2.80% decline on the previous… more...
    Editor 150
  • DigiCore logo
    Sep 30, 2014 Press Releases

    DigiCore posts 111% increase in profit after tax

    DigiCore Holdings Limited, a JSE-listed vehicle tracking, fleet management solutions and insurance telematics group, supplier of Ctrack, grew profit after tax by 111% for the financial year ended 30th June 2014. “Normalised” profit after tax… more...
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  • Renault Trucks T is Truck of the Year 2015
    Sep 26, 2014 Press Releases

    Renault Trucks T is Truck of the Year 2015

    On 23 September 2014, the Renault Trucks T was voted International Truck of the Year 2015 by the International Truck of the Year jury during the 65th edition of the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover. Having collected a total of 129 points, 48… more...
    Editor 186
  • Bidvest Materials Handling finds a sales solution that works on the move
    Sep 25, 2014 Press Releases

    Bidvest Materials Handling finds a sales solution…

    Pieter Fourie, Managing Director of Bidvest Materials Handling the importer and distributer of the Nissan Forklift brand in South Africa wanted an innovative and user-friendly app for his sales reps that would reduce the hassle of time-consuming… more...
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  • New FUSO Canter LIFT set to revolutionise the South African light truck industry
    Sep 23, 2014 Press Releases

    FUSO Canter LIFT set to revolutionise SA market

    First commercial vehicle to win the Car of the Year Special Award in Japan Winner of the Best Energy Efficient Product Award in Ireland Ready to dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership Since its international launch, the latest FUSO Canter… more...
    Editor 196
  • Isuzu Trucks reveals refurbished Kempston road plant
    Sep 23, 2014 Press Releases

    Isuzu Trucks reveals refurbished Kempston road…

    Isuzu TruckSouth Africa has given a facelift and boosted morale at its Kempston Road plant which was established in the late 1920’s- Isuzu Trucks has its roots in Japan and dates back to the early 1900s. The company has grown to have a global… more...
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  • “Born in South Africa”, Iveco promotes its new plant investment
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Iveco promotes its new plant investment

    The launch of the “Born in South Africa” campaign ushers in the forthcoming inauguration of Iveco South Africa’s new assembly plant in the country. Iveco South Africa and Larimar Group will soon inaugurate their joint-venture: Iveco South Africa… more...
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  • Optimal replacement cycles : A vexing question
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    Optimal replacement cycles : A vexing question

    The question of what the optimal vehicle replacement cycle should be is a common concern of fleet operators. Depreciation, corporate tax recovery and availability of cash remain the key considerations. However there are other crucial factors that… more...
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  • MiX Telematics to showcase latest innovations at the IAA in Hannover
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    MiX Telematics to showcase latest innovations at…

    For the fourth time running, MiX Telematics is participating in the renowned IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, being held in Hannover, Germany, from 25 September to 2 October 2014. The global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions will… more...
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  • Shortening SA port queues?
    Sep 22, 2014 Blog

    Shortening SA port queues?

    My "Time-Poor" piece last week found resonance with many readers. One who responded was the lucky Capetonian living in the City Bowl, and having a ring seat location overlooking Table Bay Harbour and the Bay. He and his wife have been religiously… more...
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  • The Value of the Truck Driver
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    The Value of the Truck Driver

    By Rory Schulz, acting managing director, UD Trucks Southern Africa. Role-players in the transport industry often spend a lot of time dealing with the purchasing, operating, servicing and support of their fleet of trucks. In many instances, not a… more...
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  • Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks brands in the region.
    Sep 22, 2014 Press Releases

    New MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks South…

    Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new managing director for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa. Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the… more...
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  • FAW Deputy CEO: Mr Jianyu Hao, FAW Executive Director: Mr Richard Leiter, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans: Minister Nosiviwe Masipa-Nqakula, FAW CEO: Mr Yusheng Zhang, FAW CFO: Mr Haichuan Teng.
    Sep 19, 2014 Press Releases

    PAMODZI and FAW set up new truck sales company

    FAW South Africa, a subsidiary of the China FAW Group, has set up a company with the long-established Pamodzi Group to focus on business for trucks in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa. This new company, Pamodzi-FAW (Pty)… more...
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  • New forward collision warning system for light rails
    Sep 19, 2014 Press Releases

    New forward collision warning system for light…

    Bosch automation and driver-assistance systems help increase safety – even in heavy inner-city traffic with its wide variety of vehicle types. Bosch Engineering GmbH has come up with a new forward collision warning system for light rail vehicles… more...
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  • Air tanks for trucks, trailers and buses
    Sep 15, 2014 Press Releases

    Air tanks for trucks, trailers and buses

    Guaranteed quality has made the brand DT Spare Parts the leading brand in the international Independent Aftermarket for commercial vehicles. The complete range contains all required spare parts for trucks, trailers and buses, including all standard… more...
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  • 120 Buses for thriving Tshwane
    Sep 15, 2014 Press Releases

    120 Buses for thriving Tshwane

    A new era began for Tshwane when the first 44 of 120 MAN Lion’s City A84 buses were officially handed over to Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) on 27th August 2014. MAN Truck and Bus South Africa has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with… more...
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  • Volvo Trucks Drivers Fuel Challenge Winner 2014 - Reggie Naidoo
    Sep 12, 2014 Logistics News

    Reggie Naidoo from South Africa could become the…

    A total of 23 drivers from almost the same number of countries will be taking part in the final of Volvo Trucks' global Drivers’ Fuel Challenge. In September they will be competing to find out who can drive most fuel-efficiently. The competition is… more...
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  • Operating and maintenance data for transmissions can be read out and evaluated with DIWA SmartNet
    Sep 09, 2014 Logistics News

    Transmission Monitoring and Exchange Components…

    Voith's service and consulting program DIWA Excellence allows bus operators to reduce their operating costs and increase availability. The reason for this is the optimization of fuel consumption as well as preventative measures in maintenance and… more...
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  • Trevor Holcroft cuts the ribbon to formally open the new Serco premises in Boksburg.  Looking on are from left: Serco staff members,  Donavan Brent, Elouise Truter, Charl Coetzee, Heidi Joubert, Natasia Beukes, Natasha Saayman, Meryl Korff, Meryl Korff, Cindy Walker, Adriaan Kidson & Les Holcroft
    Sep 05, 2014 Logistics News

    Serco moves in to new Gauteng premises

    Leading South African trailer and truck body manufacturer, Serco, has begun the move into its new Gauteng headquarters in Boksburg. The repair, salesand administration teams are fully operational at the new premises on the corner of Boundary Road… more...
    Editor 169
  • Mutual partnership ensures value-added packaging solutions
    Sep 03, 2014 Logistics News

    Mutual partnership ensures value-added packaging…

    Specialist resale and packaging company Savgo meets demanding specifications for a wide range of clients operating in the agricultural, automotive and mining industries – by working closely with industrial packaging and construction sheeting expert… more...
    Editor 123
  • Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala as Independent Non-executive Board Member
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd Appoints Lavinia Khangala…

    Voith Turbo (Pty) Ltd South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Lavinia Khangala as independent non-executive board member effective 1st August 2014. She joins Michael Sanders, Klaus Fakenstein and Charl Folscher on the board and will… more...
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  • Back row from L to R: Malcolm Gush - General Manager Volvo Trucks Sales, Sanjay Girdhar - General Manager Time Trucking LTD, Godfrey Syalwindi - Operations Manager Time Trucking LTD, Umesh Patel – Managing Director  Time Trucking LTD, Aubrey Kavanagh Sales Executive Volvo Trucks, Torbjörn Christensson, President Volvo Group Southern Africa. The front row consists of some of the drivers from Time Trucking LTD.
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    Zambia’s Time Trucking Fleets Up with New Volvo…

    Zambia’s Time Trucking, a subsidiary of Time Trucking Limited, recently took delivery of three new Volvo Trucks FH models – one of the first fleet operators to do so in southern Africa. The company already has 54 Volvo Trucks in their fleet and… more...
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  • Rory Schulz, acting managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    UD Trucks to appoint new MD

    The Board of UD Trucks Southern Africa has announced the resignation of the company’s managing director, Jacques Carelse. Rory Schulz, a well-respected and experienced stalwart at the company, has been appointed as acting managing director. The UD… more...
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  • the FAW 28.380FT truck tractor
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    “Only one truck works for Africa”

    The FAW 28.380FT truck tractor says BHL What more can a truck manufacturer wish for than a customer who not only sings the praises of its brand and its aftersales support, but also claims that for their own operation there is “only one truck that… more...
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  • AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP BRANDS AWARDS
    Sep 01, 2014 Logistics News

    AVIS continues to shine at 2014 Sunday Times TOP…

    For the 11th consecutive year, Avis walked away with the Business to Business award in the Car Hire Category at the annual Sunday Times Top Brand Awards ceremony hosted on Friday 29 August in Sandton. “The Avis vision is to exceed customers'… more...
    Editor 138
  • Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones
    Aug 22, 2014 Logistics News

    Recognising a trucks blind spots/ no zones

    In the preceding months there has been a significant increase in our truck driver training courses. What is becoming increasingly obvious is how “ignorant” the drivers of light motor vehicles are when it comes to interacting with trucks – sometimes… more...
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  • The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for commercial vehicles
    Aug 21, 2014 Press Releases

    The new Bosch HEF109-L starter motor for…

    Large-volume engines place great demands on starters. At the top end of the power range, Bosch has a new addition to its 24-volt starter motor portfolio: the HEF109-L “large” heavy-duty starter motor for commercial vehicles and off-highway… more...
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  • Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford Expands Commercial Vehicle Range in South…

    New Transit and Tourneo to form backbone of small and large businesses Ranger XL-Plus designed for demanding work environments Transit and Tourneo Connect to be added in 2015 PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August 2014 - With the recent introduction of… more...
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  • Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At Interbuild
    Aug 21, 2014 Logistics News

    Ford's Commitment To Commercial Segment Shown At…

    New Ford commercial models shown at Interbuild trade show Transit Chassis Cab provides versatile platform for customers with specific requirements Ranger XL-Plus brings new dimension of toughness to popular bakkie PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 August… more...
    Editor 136
  • Aug 12, 2014 Blog

    Transportation Insurance: shape up or ship out

    You’d be surprised at how many importers and exporters buy or sell without purchasing the right amount of transportation insurance. The same happens when it comes to companies that hire a third party warehouse to stock their merchandise. I don’t… more...
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  • Unveiling event of Ilanga II held at University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) with UJ Solar Team and sponsors such as RS Components South Africa.
    Aug 08, 2014 Logistics News

    UJ’s solar vehicle unveiled

    Johannesburg, SA, 6 August 2014 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, is very excited as the countdown to the Sasol Solar… more...
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